BOOK REVIEW – THE PANDORA’S BOX WAS LEFT OPEN – PART 1 BY DYUMANI MAHESHWARI

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BOOK REVIEW – THE PANDORA’S BOX WAS LEFT OPEN – PART 1 BY DYUMANI MAHESHWARI

DYUMANI MAHESHWARI

As an e-book, I think the cover could include a picture more intriguing with less people in it; I mean something that will sit in the reader’s mind even without the title mentioned on it.

BOOK DETAILS

Name: The Pandora’s Box Was Left Open – Part 1
Author: Dyumani Maheshwari
Format: Softcopy
Number of pages: 164
Availability: Amazon (Buy it here)
Rating: 3/5

TITLE & SUBTITLES

The title is a mystery. Some may wonder who Pandora is. In Greek mythology, Pandora’s Box is a container opened by Pandora (left in the care of her husband) that released physical and emotional curses upon mankind. Opening a Pandora’s Box is referred to causing many troubles and problems.

Here, I believe, that the Pandora’s Box refers to the problems that cropped up after Inspector Om decided to give the old ‘mysterious file’ to Shiv to look at it from a different perspective.

If you love murder mysteries, you should definitely get down to reading this e-book, to know more about the connection with the Box.

I felt that the subtitles were okay.

LANGUAGE

The author has written in Indian-English.

BLURB

Firstly, the author asks questions about a perfect murder. Secondly, it didn’t say much about the contents of the story except that it was all about Inspector Om and his genius mind. Later, she goes on to inform her readers about how she came about writing this book. But, this was all under the title ‘Acknowledgement’, so, I wasn’t sure if it was a blurb, preface or author introduction.

REASONS I LIKED THE BOOK

I love murder mysteries.

The characters were described well. I could imagine Inspector Om cunningly smiling when Shiv tried to play tricks with him. Also, as a father and friend, Om was a really warmhearted person who thought practically instead of jumping with excitement.

Most of the cases were well thought of and connected with their respective solutions.

I liked the fact that there were several cases in one book.

The author did not drag the story. Everything was happening quickly.

AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT

The title, inside the book, and on every single page, is grammatically incorrect. Also, it should have been Part 1 or 1st Part, not Part 1st.

The book needs a thorough edit and grammar check.

Also, the formatting looks like it was done in haste.

The third case had no details like the other two main cases had. So, it left me with questions by the end.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Despite it being a good mystery book, the reader tends to get distracted with the numerous errors. Also, the end is quite abrupt. It could have ended in a better way with more details on how Inspector Om handled the sudden revelation and about the third case (as in why was it kept as an unsolved case when Inspector Om secretly knew who the culprit was). I personally think that if the author had spent more time on the book, it could have been a super hit. Nevertheless, if you love mysteries and grammar is not something that can distract your reading, check this book out ASAP!

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